Tuesday, September 18, 2012
About the Book:
Sixteen-year-old Sulan Hom can’t remember life before the Default—the day the United States government declared bankruptcy. As a math prodigy, she leads a protected life, kept safe from the hunger and crime plaguing the streets of America. She attends the corporate-sponsored Virtual High School, an academy in Vex (Virtual Experience) for gifted children.
Beyond the security of Sulan’s high-tech world, the Anti-American League wages a guerrilla war against the United States. Their leader, Imugi, is dedicated to undermining the nation’s reconstruction attempts. He attacks anything considered a national resource, including corporations, food storage facilities—and schools. When Sulan witnesses the public execution of a teenage student and the bombing of a college dorm, she panics.
Her mother, a retired mercenary, refuses to teach her how to defend herself. Sulan takes matters into her own hands. With the help of her hacker best friend, Hank, Sulan acquires Touch—an illegal Vex technology that allows her to share the physical experience of her avatar. With Touch, Sulan defies her mother and trains herself to fight.
When Imugi unleashes a new attack on the United States, Sulan finds herself caught in his net. Will her Vex training be enough to help her survive and escape?
About the Author:
Camille Picott has been writing books since the age of twelve. She specializes in science fiction and fantasy stories with Asian-inspired settings and Asian main characters. She is the author of two middle grade fantasy books, Raggedy Chan and Nine-Tail Fox.
In her spare time, Camille loves to read books and write reviews. Her reviews are written from a writer’s perspective, highlighting various aspects of craft found in the books she reads.
To visit Camille, and to read her book reviews, go to www.camillepicott.com.
My Review of the Book:
I loved this book!! One of the main things I loved is that I could live through this fascinating story about a society that is so different from my current one, although realistic enough it could happen. I honestly have no fighting skills, gosh I am honestly pretty out of shape. So if my Country was attacked and I would not be able to protect myself, let alone others. Although, I do have to say after reading this book that is nothing at all that I would say I am proud of!!
I am also happy to see a positive image of a YA's. We have all been teens and sadly they do get a bad image by many adults. This was true when my parents were teens, when I was and it still is for any current YA. Although as this book shows there are definitely many strong and mature teens out there, in fact many are braver then us adults. I was happy to have the main character a female and a strong female. Sulan is a great role model for young and old alike. She is a strong and courageous female without a doubt!
If your looking for a new book to read, I definitely recommend this one! If your lucky you may also win one and well! Enter below for your chance to win your own copy of Sulan by Camille Picott!!
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I was supplied a book for review purposes. All views are 100% my own and not influenced in anyway!!